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"Ghetto Gospel" - Killer Mike [YouTube Official Video]

Patrick Lyons

by Patrick Lyons

Published January 15, 2014

Even though R.A.P. Music came out nearly two years ago, Killer Mike is still rolling out videos for tracks from the album. "Ghetto Gospel" was produced by Mike's Run the Jewels partner El-P (as was the rest of R.A.P. Music), and the video stars the Atlanta rapper as a conflicted churchgoer.

Much like another rapper who had a song called "Ghetto Gospel" under his belt, Mike views religion as a constant struggle between good and evil, bibles and liquor, preachers and strippers. A line on another R.A.P. Music track, "I keep a blunt and a bible and a gun on me," sums this up perfectly. Here, we see him attend church and exhibit some religious fervor, only to hit the liquor store and strip club right afterward. Personally, I can't think of another instance of "tortured artist" and "grown ass man" identities intermingling so seamlessly.

Check out videos of Killer Mike performing "Reagan" and "Burn" at last summer's Pitchfork Music Festival, and head over to Run the Jewels' Zumic artist page for some of his more recent output.

Source: JL Baker Inc. Official YouTube Channel

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